What the Pro Wears: Brandon Phillips (Glove, Sunglasses)
First thing’s first. The glove in the feature photo is Phillips 2011 glove. He called it “Casper.” After his third Gold Glove (’08, ’10, ’11), he’s switched from Casper over to this:
Phillips seems to be predicting a 4th Gold Glove for himself this year with this flashy looking Wilson. Can we blame him?
Although it isn’t available online in gold, the A2K 1786 is available in a few different color variations.
Below, have a look at Phillips handing his glove off to Wilson glove guru Aso to break in. It’s something you would expect to be a pretty personal, almost sacred process, but Phillips does not look disappointed with Aso’s work. Very interesting to see the guy’s process considering I am a new glove owner (bought the Lincecum Pro Preferred that day we posted the $140 off deal on RawlingsGear.com).
Phillips’ has been wearing a few different sunglasses (as seen in the video above—with the Oakley Radars, and the photo of him and his gloves—where he is wearing Under Armour Core sunglasses—though definitely not Reyes’), but the most recent pair we saw him rocking in-game were the unique-looking Under Armour Thief style you see in the feature with the strap. These are definitely available online.
Here are the links:
Wilson A2K 1786 (new 1786 for 2013)
Or you can use Wilson’s Custom Glove Shop to make a 1786 to your liking.
Under Armour Thief Flip Up Sunglasses (Phillips are in black/black)
I’m looking to get a list going of players people want to see. I got tweeted a request to do Dee Gordon and Cameron Maybin, so I’ve definitely added them to the list. Tweet me @whatproswear for suggestions.
Phillips at the bat up next!